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20200711 – Cannington Saturday – The Westcha$e Final

SIR MONTY (Fernando Bale- Star Recall) was able to run down the leader Mermaid Monelli and give trainer Chris Halse his 4th winner in the past 5 years of the Greyhounds WA The Westchase final. The white and black dog won by a length in 30.05 with kennel mate Veyron Star back in third place. Sir Monty joined Times Square, West On Hawkeye and Premium Share as winners of the listed feature form the Halse kennel. He has now won 9 times from 18 starts.

CHEVY’S ENTRY was able to recover from a poor start to rail through and challenge for the lead going off the back straight. The Shayne Williams trained dog went on to defeat Huey Blue by 3 1/2 lengths in. 21.64. The blue brindle dog has now won 4 times from 5 starts from the red box.

WESTDALE HAILEE (Tureaud- Bluey’s Fate) ended a losing sequence of 19 starts when she led throughout from box 1. The Joe Dailly trained bitch recorded just her second career win in 23 starts defeating Top Prospect by 2 lengths in 30.14.

SPEED MISSILE (Bella Infrared- West On Babe) railed through to hold the lead going into the first corner before racing clear down the back straight. The Enzo Crudeli trained bitch went on to defeat Oysters by 4 lengths in 30.04.

20200606 – Cannington Saturday – Winter Cup Heats

CATCH THE THIEF (Aussie Infrared- Dundee Ally) set a new race record as he easily accounted for a class field in the opening heat of the Fuller Fitness Winter Cup. After winning the Gr 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby, trainer Matthew Clark decided to leave his star in WA with Krystal and Steve Shinners for this series. Up against the track record holder Campini and Perth Cup place getter Buster The Brute, the Victorian chaser bounced to the top and went clear down the back straight. The light fawn dog defeated Joker Poker by 7 1/2 lengths in 29.56 and will now start a short priced favourite in next weeks final.

TOMMY SHELBY (Fernando Bale- Serena Fly High) had to overcome numerous bumps in his endeavours to find the fence, however the tough Casuarina flyer didn’t let any dog stand in his way and he held on to win the second heat of the listed Winter Cup by a head over Cindy’s Oliver in 30.03. The Steve Withers trained youngster has now won 12 of 15 career starts and gets another opportunity at trying to topple the Victorian star Catch The Thief in next weeks final.

ZACK MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) impressed on debut over the 600 metres defeating kennel mates Redcap Monelli and Snickers Monelli. The David Hobby trained star, who finished second behind Simon Told Helen in the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup earlier in the year, settled close to the leader Redcap Monelli and after peeling off his heels went on to win by a half length in 34.63.


Please see below the finalists for the Winter Cup final this Saturday 13th.
Not in box draw order.



20200530 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Oaks Final

COBARGO (Burn One Down- Abby Normal) gave trainer Kody Charles his biggest moment in the sport of greyhound racing winning the Gr 2 Greyhounds WA, WA Oaks in the last stride. The young black bitch who doesn’t turn two years of age until August, jumped well and then charged home to claim the leader Mermaid Monelli on the line to win by a half head in 30.20. The win was extra special for Charles and his wife Brittany who welcomed a new baby girl earlier this year.

WEST ON AXEL (Bella Infrared- West On Babe) led throughout to record his second career victory and ended a losing sequence of 8 in the process. The Chris Halse trained dog clocked a PB 29.99 in defeating Jet A One by 2 1/4 lengths.

ZACK MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) had to overcome early trouble soon after the start and then weave through traffic before going away to score a convincing win over Steve Monelli in 30.06. The David Hobby trained youngster suffered a fall in the recent Mandurah Derby before finishing fourth in a heat of the Gr 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby two weeks later.

FLAKE MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Dyna Sandy) put her rivals too the sword with a dominant all the way victory over the 715 metres winning by 11 lengths in 41.84. The David Hobby trained bitch has now won 6 times over the distance and took her stake earnings past $100,000 plus breeders and owners WA bred bonuses.

20200523 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Derby Final & W.A Oaks Heats

CATCH THE THIEF (Aussie Infrared- Dundee Ally) led throughout to win the Group 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby final by 6 lengths over Buster The Brute in a race record 29.32. The Matthew Clark trained Victorian dog clocked a 5.32 first split which put the race to bed before the first corner. The light fawn dog then raced away to record his 11th career win from 18 starts and almost doubled his stake earnings going past $70,000. Buster The Brute has now finished second in the Group 2 WA Derby and third in the Group 1 Perth Cup this year.

THRIFT MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) claimed her kennel mate and leader Mermaid Monelli going along the back straight before driving away to win the opening heat of the Group 2 WA Oaks. The David Hobby pair were split on the line by Veyron Star with the winner going 30.05.

COBARGO (Burn One Down- Abby Normal) led throughout to take out the second heat of the Group 2 WA Oaks. The Kody Charles trained bitch was having just her 10th career start and she has now won 4 times. The black bitch defeated West On Magada by 1 1/4 lengths in 30.01 with Pixie Monelli back in third place.

Pictured : Catch The Thief and Krystal Shinners


Field for the WA Oaks final Saturday May 30.

Race 5   In box draw order



20200508 – Mandurah Friday – Mandurah Oaks

“Star Book conquers three Monellis to win Mandurah Oaks”

Brilliant young bitch Star Book overcame box five to take out tonight’s $30,000 Mandurah Oaks against a star-studded lineup.

Prepared by Canning Vale based trainer Jamie Marsh, the daughter of Barcia Bale began cleanly and drifted to the centre of the track whilst Mermaid Monelli flew out of box one to lead.

Entering the back straight Mermaid Monelli held a two length lead with litter sister Pixie Monelli in hot pursuit on the inside of Star Book.

The third of the David Hobby runners Thrift Monelli settled in fourth position ahead of West On Bloom.

Leaving the back straight Star Book made her move and challenged strongly for the front before surging away in the home straight to score by three lengths.

Pixie Monelli narrowly grabbed second over Thrift Monelli and a fading fourth was Mermaid Monelli.

Star Book is out of great producing dam Saving Bundles who has mothered the likes of Quick Jagger, Bundles Galore, Garbrandt, Rockhold and Skipper’s Ticket.

She has now racked up nine victories from sixteen career starts and tonight’s time of 27.10 was just over a length outside of Zack Monelli’s track record.

Later in the evening highly promising stayer Casus Belli scored over the 647m staying trip, giving Jamie Marsh a training double.


Race 1 Number 1 TURBO FUN : Bolted in from box one and clocked a flying 22.56, he turns two in September.

Race 3 Number 7 TANDEM AT PACE : Overcame a poor jump and first turn traffic problems to post a strong win in 22.82.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)